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Re: Chinese fighter intercepts Navy Poseidon
« Reply #345 on: December 09, 2023, 08:18:07 AM »
Chinese trying to annex another Philippine island...  and in case you missed it... the Venezuelan dictator is threatening to invade Guyana...

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/china-taiwan-weekly-update-december-7-2023

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The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) announced on December 3 the presence of over 100 Chinese Maritime Militia vessels (CMM) “swarming” the Philippine-controlled Whitson Reef in the South China Sea’s (SCS) contested Spratly Islands since November 13.[44] The PCG stated the number grew to more than 135 vessels by December 3 and that the vessels have not complied with PCG warnings to disperse. PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesperson Wang Wenbin reprimanded the Philippines’ “irresponsible remarks” in a press conference on December 4, stating that the reef is China’s territory and the Chinese fishing vessels sheltered there are operating within the law.[45]

The surge in suspected CMM presence comes amid the Philippines’ completion of a coast guard “monitoring base” on nearby Thitu Island, which was formally inaugurated on December 1. Philippine National Security Adviser Eduardo Ano stated he witnessed at least 18 suspected CMM ships and a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessel off Thitu while visiting the island for the inauguration ceremony.[46]

The PRC operates hundreds of CMM ships in the SCS at any given time under the guise of fishing vessels.[47] These vessels often remain anchored for extended periods around nearby PRC military bases and contested features. The current “swarm” of 135 vessels surrounding Whitson Reef is unusually high, however. The grouping is the largest since March 2021, when a flotilla of over 220 alleged CMM vessels moored there.[48] The PRC in 2021 similarly justified the ships’ presence as sheltering from rough conditions, despite the prolonged stay of several weeks.[49]

The PRC’s deployment of non-traditional maritime power serves to further its control of claimed territory while manipulating the narrative to portray challengers as aggressors. There is precedent for the PRC using the CMM to gain footholds in the SCS. CMM vessels played a role in the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff, which ended in the PRC wresting control of the feature from the Philippines.[50] The PRC justified its deployment of paramilitary surveillance ships to confront the Philippines Navy after the latter sought to arrest PRC militiamen for illegal fishing. The Philippines claims the PRC maintained its presence there after an agreement by both parties to withdraw their ships.[51] The PRC erected a barrier to deny entry to the shoal’s lagoon a month later.[52]

The PRC uses the CMM to challenge territorial sovereignty in the SCS more frequently than in other disputes with Japan and Taiwan. Former Rear Admiral of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Katsuya Yamamoto stated in 2019 that the CMM has played a smaller role in the PRC’s maritime incursions in the East China Sea (ECS) than the SCS.[53] Japan suffers routine harassment from Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, however, mostly near the Senkaku Islands in the ECS. The Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) recorded 127 incursions into Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands by the CCG over the twelve months since November 30.[54] Taiwan experiences a constant flow of illegal PRC fishing vessels in its restricted waters. Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) reported 1,081 cases of illegal fishing from PRC vessels in its restricted waters during the twelve months since October 31, resulting in 25 detainments. These instances have not escalated into conflict with the PRC military, however. Taiwan’s Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng stated on March 6 that the PRC military approached Taiwan’s contiguous zone in August 2022 and may cross it this year.[55]

Messaging from PRC leadership signals strong backing for the maritime forces’ antagonistic posturing. Xi Jinping urged the People’s Armed Police (PAP) and CCG to defend the PRC’s territorial sovereignty and maritime interests during a visit to the East China Sea Regional Command headquarters in Shanghai on December 1.[56]
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Re: Chinese fighter intercepts Navy Poseidon
« Reply #346 on: December 09, 2023, 09:48:21 PM »
Funny how little communist and socialist regimes care about territorial integrity when it suits them.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: Chinese fighter intercepts Navy Poseidon
« Reply #347 on: December 10, 2023, 08:08:36 AM »
Funny how little communist and socialist regimes care about territorial integrity when it suits them.

It's also "funny" how little attention is paid to them until it's too late...
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Re: Chinese fighter intercepts Navy Poseidon
« Reply #348 on: December 17, 2023, 06:24:27 AM »
Any pro democracy protests, advocacy is considered treason... even from dual citizens of China and US.  China has a very long arm...

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hong-kong-warrants-activists-12162023204634.html
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Re: Chinese fighter intercepts Navy Poseidon
« Reply #349 on: December 20, 2023, 05:43:33 PM »
The Germans are finally figuring out what a threat China is... wake up people...

https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/espionage-from-the-east-russia-is-a-storm-china-is-climate-change-a-7436be38-2088-4e10-b188-e5032ad0a367

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German intelligence agents have long abandoned any illusions they may once have held about the hunger for power and the increasing hostility of the Chinese Communist Party toward the West. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine may be the most acute problem facing Europe at the moment. But on the long term, the biggest threat comes from China. "Russia is a storm,” says Thomas Haldenwang, head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Germany’s domestic security agency. "China is climate change.” 
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Re: Chinese fighter intercepts Navy Poseidon
« Reply #352 on: February 06, 2024, 04:51:48 PM »
https://providencemag.com/2024/02/chinas-quiet-war-in-the-south-china-sea/

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While the eyes of the world remain fixed on the crisis in the Red Sea, another threat to global stability continues to stir in the South China Sea. In early December, the Chinese Coast Guard rammed and assaulted Philippine supply vessels with water cannons near Second Thomas Shoal, a reef whose sovereignty is disputed between the two nations and lies 121 miles (194 km) west of the Philippines...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."